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Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy 

The people, ideas, and events that created our current world economy.

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The people, ideas, and events that created our current world economy.

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Drowning the Chickens
11 August 2007 | by pottsfSee all my reviews

Many scenes of processions of limousines coursing through the darkened streets of capitals around the world. Deeply informative nonetheless.

The scene of drowning chicks in the aftermath of the August 15, 1971 wage-price freeze is specious. This propaganda did not originate in this film - the film repeats it as it was originally presented.

But finding the males (roosters) among the hatchlings is an at-least-annual exercise in chicken farms everywhere. Since they don't lay eggs or produce the most-marketable meat, over 99% of the males identified fresh out of the egg are drowned (about 50% of the brood, of course). This routine activity was filmed and promoted at the time to publicize a reaction by poultry producers that they did not, in effect, make. Its presentation was pure spin.

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